The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) is an organization of veterinarians who have had extensive  training, education in the subjects of animal behavior, psychopharmacology, learning theory, behavioral endocrinology, behavioral neurobiology, animal welfare and have earned specialty certification. This group is made up of dynamic individuals who are all passionate about treating pets with behavioral issues and helping families understand why their pets behave the way they do and committed to keeping pets in their homes. They have published scientific articles, textbooks, articles in pet publications and newspapers, lectured all over the world and invented products such as the Gentle Leader head collar.  In an effort to share their expertise, members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists have authored a book for the pet owner,  Decoding you Dog which to date has helped thousands of pet owners.Their member veterinarians help countless families and their pets with behavior problems including aggression, anxiety, compulsive disorders, cognitive decline; any behavioral disorders you can think of they have treated.  Because they are also trained veterinarians, they are uniquely qualified to determine if a pet’s behavior is caused or exacerbated by a medical problem.  As licensed veterinarians they are the only treatment option to  treat serious behavior problems that are rooted in neurotransmitter dysfunctions and may require medication as part of their therapy. Because we are passionate about helping people and their pets, members of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists have authored a book, Decoding your Dog to help owners understand and live fuller, better lives with their dogs.  Our members have authored scientific articles, textbooks, articles for newspapers, magazines, been interviewed on television programs, and lectured nationally and internationally and have invented such products such as the Gentle Leader head collar.  Each member is committed to helping keep pets in their homes and diminish the relinquishment of pets to shelters.  Members of the ACVB not only help companion animals but work with farm animals, wildlife and zoo animals as part of their commitment to better health, welfare and behavior of all animals.   To find out more about ACVB, please visit our website www.dacvb.org.

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Decoding Your Pet

Welcome to Decoding Your Pet! This blog is written by board certified veterinary behaviorists. These are veterinarians who spent years attaining additional education and expertise in the field of animal behavior. They are uniquely qualified to deal with pet behavior problems. We will be rotating many “guest bloggers” in order to provide varied and interesting topics. For those of you who would like to find a board certified veterinary behavior specialist near you, please visit www.dacvb.org

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